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Title: Chevy's best 'all around engine'
Post by: crossboss on April 09, 2020, 04:42:23 PM
Boys,
What are your opinions on Chevy's 'best all around' engine. Go...
Title: Re: Chevy's best 'all around engine'
Post by: bertfam on April 09, 2020, 04:53:04 PM
The 327 by far.

Ed
Title: Re: Chevy's best 'all around engine'
Post by: maroman on April 09, 2020, 04:53:24 PM
327 350 hp.
Title: Re: Chevy's best 'all around engine'
Post by: Vince on April 09, 2020, 05:22:36 PM
I'm no engine expert, but I've always thought very highly of the 327, especially the L79 version. 
Title: Re: Chevy's best 'all around engine'
Post by: Stingr69 on April 09, 2020, 06:09:55 PM
L-48.  It goes into everything.
Title: Re: Chevy's best 'all around engine'
Post by: bertfam on April 09, 2020, 06:51:46 PM
My previous post regarding the 327 was for the small block, but since you didn't stipulate small or big, I stand by the 327 for the SB, but for the BB, it HAS to be the 427.

Ed
Title: Re: Chevy's best 'all around engine'
Post by: 169INDY on April 10, 2020, 01:07:49 AM
Ditto:
427
From Big Car Police Pursuit to the pursued 427 Glass Car,,,,,,,,,,,,,,any 427 in Trucks?

JIM
Title: Re: Chevy's best 'all around engine'
Post by: bcmiller on April 10, 2020, 01:42:05 AM
Original Small block - 327
Modified Small block - 406 or larger.
Original Big Block - 454
Theres no replacement for displacement (and torque).
Title: Re: Chevy's best 'all around engine'
Post by: rich69rs on April 10, 2020, 04:32:05 AM
If we are talking classic; Id vote for the later 327s with larger main journals.

If were including modern power, the LS3 [6.2L, 378.347 CI, 426-436 factory Hp, aluminum]

Richard
Title: Re: Chevy's best 'all around engine'
Post by: uscrichter on April 10, 2020, 08:59:46 PM
The 327 CI had the best HP to CI ratio for vintage engines.. gets my vote too!
Title: Re: Chevy's best 'all around engine'
Post by: cook_dw on April 10, 2020, 10:09:39 PM
Hands down LS3.  Power abilities from stock short block can hit well over 1k hp and you can drive it daily and get 20 mph on the hwy.
Title: Re: Chevy's best 'all around engine'
Post by: crossboss on April 11, 2020, 01:23:23 AM
My opinion would be the 350. Strong, light, reliable, versatile, cheap, powerfull and economical. Has powered everything from cars, boats, race cars and trucks. Its everyones 'go to' engine, and the best bang for your buck. Chevy's original small block is an icon.
Title: Re: Chevy's best 'all around engine'
Post by: KurtS on May 11, 2020, 01:01:18 AM
Agreed, 350. They changed around bore and stroke til they found an optimal combination. And use that for many decades.
Title: Re: Chevy's best 'all around engine'
Post by: firstgenaddict on May 17, 2020, 03:27:37 PM
377 All Aluminum small block with side draft Webbers from the 1963 Grandsport Corvette...
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Title: Re: Chevy's best 'all around engine'
Post by: camaroboy68ss on May 22, 2020, 04:31:32 PM
327 is my choice as almost all the cars in both my grandfathers and I vintage fleet have them. Got a couple of 350's a 265 on a stand and a big block car but we just love the little 327. As being a younger guy I like having the old V8 that can turn some RPMs to show my age group that think only their imports can run high rpm redlines.
Title: Re: Chevy's best 'all around engine'
Post by: 69Z28-RS on May 23, 2020, 01:53:36 AM
I agree with you and the others who think the 327 is the best production small block (1st gen) Chevy produced..   It seems to have the right ratio of bore to stroke to have great rpm winding capability and also a good amount of torque...  Change the bore/stroke ratio very much in either direction and it seems to adversely affect one or the other.